Fire Officer 1 Class Registration
Dates: September 16 through October 18, 2013
Location: Fire Rescue Academy
Registration Close: September 9
The objective of this course is to provide entry-level training in company operations and administration at the first-line supervisory level.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to find ways to effectively manage human resources; community/public relations; fire department organizations and administration, including budgets, reports, and planning; fire inspection, investigation, and public education; emergency service delivery; and safety. (National Fire Protection Association 1021 Standard, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications).
Major topics covered in the course are the role of the fire officer, fire officer's responsibility in facing compliance and accountability, recognition and managing cultural diversity, safety and wellness of fire, quality management within the organizational structure, community awareness, public relations, fire safety education, functional leadership, problem solving, performance appraisal, building construction, fire cause determination, effective communication skills, and incident command system with strategy and tactics. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, case studies, audio/visual material, learner presentations/reports, preceptorship program, quizzes, a final examination, and completion of required skills and preceptorship program.
Revised August 19, 2013